Research Starter: Fort Caroline
Research Starter

On June 22, 1564, French explorer René de Laudonnière (ca. 1529-1574) landed in Florida. Days later he established the settlement of Fort Caroline. The fort was situated near the mouth of the St. Johns River, known to the French as the River May, north of present-day Jacksonville.

Portrait of Chief Osceola

Illustration of Fort Caroline

Florida Memory

State Library of Florida

Other Online Resources

Published Sources

  • Charles E. Bennett, Laudonnière & Fort Caroline : History and Documents (Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 1964).